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Gluten Free American Style Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day! I love a classic British pancake but sometimes I want something that feels more luxurious, and for me American style pancakes really hit the spot. The light fluffy texture soaks up butter or sauce beautifully. I had mine with homemade salted caramel sauce and copious amounts of chocolate spread. Delicious. You will… Continue reading Gluten Free American Style Pancakes

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Gluten Free & Vegan Shortcrust Pastry Base For Tarts

Missing out on pastry desserts makes me sad on the regular, so having a good free from pastry recipe is super important to me. This shortcrust pastry is ideal for sweet treats, when rolled out thick it's almost like a biscuit casing your filling. Yum. I often find ready to roll gluten free pastry tends… Continue reading Gluten Free & Vegan Shortcrust Pastry Base For Tarts

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Chocolate Ganache With A Vegan Option

It doesn't get much tastier than ganache. It's creamy, chocolatey and just delicious. You can use it as a filling, to make cake pops or cover a cake and that's just the buttercream-esque form. Whilst you can make truffles, mousse style desserts or sauces out of ganache, I'm going to focus on the ratio for… Continue reading Chocolate Ganache With A Vegan Option

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Gluten-Free Macarons

Macarons, the very embodiment of a delicate French patisserie. These light desserts are fabulous gluten-free because they're traditionally made with almond flour, making them naturally free from wheat. Using wheat flour is essentially cheaper as it requires less almonds, which means by not making this substitute, your macarons will actually taste BETTER! I know practically… Continue reading Gluten-Free Macarons

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Mocha Buttercream With A Vegan Option

Buttercream is an absolute essential! You can cover a cake, style a cupcake in multiple ways, fill a macaron, pipe a flower, it goes on.. It is so easy to add flavour to whatever you're making with buttercream and I love the flavour of drinks in mine, be that alcoholic or not. You'll have no… Continue reading Mocha Buttercream With A Vegan Option